James's Camera Collection: Delta Stereo

Delta Stereo USA 35mm cameras 35mm cameras
Delta Stereo
Format: Realist
Approx. date of manufacture: 1955
Approx. street value: $40.00

I haven't been able to find much info on this. When the stereo realist fad hit in the 50s, a lot of companies joined in the market even if they weren't known for making cameras. This Delta is a good example. If there are other Deltas, I never heard of them.

Not much of a camera. It was really meant for the drugstore camera crowd, the kind where the lens was marked in zones rather than distance, and the aperture in brightness rather than ƒ/stops. I never used it. I doubt it's previous owners did much with it either.

According to the book, "Glass, Brass and Chrome," this camera was sometimes sold door-to-door.

Camera manual: Orphan Cameras.com

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